Months prior to Maine mass shootings, Army stated Robert Card should not have a weapon

US Army reservist Robert Card, accused of the Lewiston, Maine mass shootings, had been flagged by the Army and his family. In July, the Army said he “should not have a weapon, handle ammunition, and not participate in live fire activity” after erratic behavior. In mid-September, a soldier warned law enforcement that Card might commit a mass shooting, leading to two attempts to check on him. The US Army requested a wellness check in September and Card’s unit commander informed the Sagadahoc County deputies that he no longer had weapons from the reserve unit. Authorities found Card dead after the shootings with legally bought firearms. Maine gun laws don’t restrict gun purchases based on mental health treatment without a court order.


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